Oprah Winfrey may prove that life can go full circle at times, because she hinted at rebooting “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the daily talk show that made her a household name.
The syndicated show ran from 1986 to 2011 and taped in Chicago. Some of the episodes had big-name celebrities as guests, others had everyday people who told compelling stories and sometimes Winfrey made herself the subject matter — like in a 1988 episode when she revealed a massive weight loss.
Winfrey also had special giveaway episodes where she’d give the studio audience extravagant gifts, which is where her famous “You get a car, you get a car” line came from.
The last episode of the talk show was a major TV event that was held at Chicago’s United Center. All kinds of celebrities came by to wish the legendary host well, including Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Foxx, Patti LaBelle, Maya Angelou, Michael Jordan, Usher, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé, who performed “Run the World” (Girls).”
Winfrey was in Toronto earlier this week promoting her new book “The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose” when the subject of her talk show came up.
And according to the 65-year-old, bringing it back would be a great idea but just on a different schedule than before. Winfrey also said she gets that talk show itch whenever a big news story unfolds.
“I would love to make that happen, let me tell you,” she told “ET Canada.” “But maybe not every day. For 25 years, it was perfect. The only time I missed it was during the election or when something really big happens in the news. I think, ‘Oh, gee, I wish I had a show.'”